Samsung Pay has gone live in Canada – but only for a subset of customers using certain Visa cards from CIBC Bank.
A Samsung customer service representative revealed the expansion plans in a reply to an Oct. 26 customer inquiry in Samsung Pay’s built-in app. That was the day after Samsung Pay announced its launch in Malaysia, Thailand and Russia.
“These [Samsung Pay] services will be made available from the first week of November, 2016 in Canada. And, initially the service will be launched with CIBC Visa cards,” the company said in its reply.
Galaxy phone owners began reporting Monday that the tap-to-pay service has gone live, Engadget first reported. It's not clear when to expect the formal launch or when the service will expand to other banks and payment providers.
Samsung did not provide comment by deadline.